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"We pay for the Cisco Customer Care support, which is a couple of hundred dollars.""80 percent reduction in WAN costs. There are no MPLS or P2P circuits left in the organization.""Cisco is more expensive than some competing products.""SD-WAN as a service is probably something in the neighborhood of $100 to $200 a month per location.""The costs are a bit on the high side.""It is much cheaper than other solutions. Most of our clients are the top 500 companies, and they all have a corporate contract."

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Top Answer: VeloCloud offers a hybrid deployment model i.e. you can have MPLS and SD WAN running simultaneously while Cisco only supports single deployment scenario.
Top Answer: Cisco SD-WAN has a true software defined architecture separating out the Control, Data and Management/Orchestration layers. It has the best in breed hardware, routing capabilities, integrated Security… more »
Top Answer:  Cisco is a traditional networking play and has successfully transformed from pure hardware to now software defined products. Many network engineers already use the product and makes a lot of… more »
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Viptela, Cisco vEdge Cloud RouterHP SDN
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Overview

Deploy software-defined WAN without compromising the application experience.

HPE Software Defined Networking gives network administrators the ability to pinpoint, diagnose, verify and solve network issues in real-time, from data centre to branch office. The SDN Software Developer Kit lets you create apps for any standards-based, SDN-enabled device by quickly setting up a developer environment and creating applications on the HPE VAN SDN Controller. SDN applications allows you to join the platform disccusion to learn and share your own apps with active SDN community then deploy directly to the enterprise-ready HPE VAN SDN Controller, the control point for your SDN-enabled network that simplifies management, provisioning and orchestration. Portfolio for SDN Transformation includes: SDN Insfrastructure, Network Virtualization and SDN Applications.
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Sample Customers
Doyle Research, Ashton Metzler & AssociatesUBM Tech, The Via Group
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider22%
Real Estate/Law Firm22%
Transportation Company11%
Consumer Goods Company11%
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Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company25%
Construction Company4%
Government4%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider30%
Retailer11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise69%
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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in SD-WAN with 18 reviews while HPE SDN is ranked 11th in Software Defined Networking (SDN). Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0, while HPE SDN is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "A solution for integrating services to enhance up-time, performance and lower costs". On the other hand, Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with VeloCloud, Meraki SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Versa FlexVNF and Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, whereas HPE SDN is most compared with Meraki SD-WAN, VMware NSX, Cumulus Networks and Juniper Contrail Networking.

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